Family Rhynchobatidae (wedgefish)

Chondrichthyes - Rajiformes - Rhynchobatidae

Parent taxon: Rajiformes according to B. W. Kent 2018

See also Cappetta 1987, Cicimurri and Knight 2009, Dica et al. 1996, Jonet 1968, Tabuce et al. 2005 and Underwood 2006

Sister taxa: Antiquaobatis, Archaeobatidae, Cyclobatidae, Dynatobatis, Erguitaia, Hamrabatis, Hexatrygon, Hypolophidae, Hypsobatidae, Myeladaphus, Oncobatis, Ostarriraja, Parapalaeobatidae, Plesiobatis, Pristoidei, Rajidae, Rajoidei, Rhina, Rhinobatidae, Rhinobatoidei, Spathobatidae, Torpedinoidea, Urobatis, Urolophus, Urotrygon, Zanobatus

Subtaxa: Rhynchobatus

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Libya (1 collection)

• MN 13 of Portugal (1)

• Miocene of Austria (1), Colombia (1), Costa Rica (1), the Czech Republic (1), France (1), Japan (1), Malta (1), Pakistan (1), Panama (2), Portugal (3), United States (2: Maryland, North Carolina), Venezuela (1)

• Oligocene of Oman (1), Pakistan (2), United States (1: South Carolina)

• Eocene of Egypt (9), Jordan (1), Morocco (1), Romania (1), the United Kingdom (9), United States (1: South Carolina), Western Sahara (2)

• Cretaceous of Jordan (1)

Total: 47 collections including 49 occurrences

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